Once again Latest In Beauty have joined forces with the British Beauty Blogger, Jane Cunningham, to bring you a box packed full of 15 amazing beauty products. Jane’s eye for spotting the best in beauty is still very much apparent in this, her fourth, box and it features a whole host of exciting beauty brands, from familiar names to some intreguing new discoveries.
This time of year can be so stressful; the kids are back at school, the weather turns colder and wetter, colds and flu-bugs are rife and Christmas is rapidly approaching. It’s no wonder that our sleep often suffers, as we toss and turn worrying about Parents Evening or how we’re going to cope cooking Christmas Dinner for twelve!
Most of the time I sleep like Rip Van Winkle but every few months a sudden bout of insomnia hits – usually when I’m going through a busy and stressful period at home – and when my sleep is disrupted I turn to aromatherapy. I’m a particular fan of fragranced sprays as they’re so effective and easy to use, and I also prefer the natural approach, rather than relying on pharmaceuticals which may or may not be harmful in the longterm. One of my favourite products, since being introduced to it via The Libbie Club, is the Maddi Alexander Serene Pillow Spray (100ml, RRP £14)*, which no matter what my worry is never fails to invoke a peaceful night’s sleep.
Taking out the recycle bin yesterday I realised I’d not posted my September empties, so here is a quick run down on the products I used up last month, along with my thoughts on them.
When this month’s You Beauty Discovery box choices were unveiled on the first of the month I was very excited by the brands on board and the product selection, so much so that picking my two products was a tall order! From nail polish and haircare, to skincare and fragrance, there is something for every beauty fan in October’s “Perfectly Polished” box. So what made it into my box?
If I asked you to name a brand of whitening toothpaste one of the first names to roll off your tongue would probably be BlanX. Unlike some products that utilise harsh chemicals to whiten teeth BlanX harnesses the unique qualities of natural arctic lichen to help restore whiteness, leaving the mouth healthy and boosting your confidence. It’s no wonder then that BlanX has been the go-to brand in teeth whitening for over a decade.
I’ve said it once but I’ll say it again; beauty goes much deeper than what you put on the surface of your skin. If you think you can party all night, smoke, drink to excess, eat rubbish and not have it show on your skin then you’ll be sadly disappointed. Of course I’m only human and there are times when even my halo slip and I’ve staggered home drunk and slept in my makeup, or stayed up until the wee small hours blogging with only a Dominos pizza to keep me going, but the intention to be healthy is there!
Luckily there are a number of companies that also recognise that to achieve glowing skin takes more than good skincare and who work to develop products that promote healthy skin from the inside out. One such company is Works With Water with their unique Help: Beautify Skin jelly supplements.
It’s that time of year when Lush reveal their Christmas range and their stores come alive with legions of cute santa bubble bars, sparkly fairy wands and spicy scented bath bombs. This year however I’ve not been able to make it to a store so instead made an order online. Along with a few old favourites are some brand new creations, so lets take a peek at just a selection from the Lush Christmas 2015 range.
Facial oils are an absolute must-have in my beauty regime. I feel they really have upped my skincare routine, fortifying and calming my skin, as well as simply feeling super luxurious and pampering, and I love making new facial oil discoveries; the latest of which is from Oilixia Skincare.
Today my So Susan LipLove bag arrived; a gorgeous monthly subscription service that focuses solely on cruelty-free makeup. This month’s theme is “I Love Unexpected Courage” and the lovely canvas bag that accompanies each LipLove delivery features a quote from Rainer Maria Rilke, celebrating all that’s courageous within us. As usual the bag is filled with four makeup items from the likes of So Susan, Jelly Pong Pong, and their latest sister company, Trifle Cosmetics.